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Deep-brain stimulation can be started earlier to ease Parkinson’s symptoms

Posted February 13, 2013, 5:00 pm Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publications A pacemaker-like device that stimulates the brain can help control some of the muscular problems brought on by Parkinson’s disease, the second most common neurodegenerative problem in America. A report in tomorrow’s New England Journal of Medicine may prompt doctors to recommend its use sooner rather than later. …

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